Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Diwali:
“Today marks the beginning of Diwali – the Festival of Lights. Across the world, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists will get together with their loved ones to celebrate the ultimate triumph of good over evil.
“Central to Diwali is a spirit of enduring freedom, knowledge and hope. Although we continue to see so much darkness and pain in the world, Diwali inspires us with an assurance that one day, all will be made right.
“Diwali is also a source of great warmth and joy as people gather with friends and family to feast together and share in the many blessings we have received. This time of fellowship and generosity brings meaningful spiritual renewal and refreshment, and creates an atmosphere of goodwill in communities across our country.
“As homes are brightened by the encouraging light of diyas and are decorated with rangolis, I hope that everyone celebrating is blessed with a lasting sense of peace and comfort.
“From my family to yours, and on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, Happy Diwali! May your homes be filled with everlasting joy and peace as you enjoy the many traditions that make this time so special.”